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Black Box at the IBC 2010


State-of-the-art solutions for the media industry

Wangen, August 19, 2010 – Solutions that have been tried and tested in day-to-day studio use will be presented by Black Box, the IT and telecommunications specialist, at this year’s IBC (10-14 September 2010 in Amsterdam; Hall 8, Stand B22). The KVM extenders and switches of the ServSwitch family support both highest-resolution VGA and DVI video signals and allow the spatial separation of audio/video editing stations and studios and control rooms from the servers and workstations located in central equipment rooms – without any losses in quality.


As the leading trade fair of the broadcasting and multimedia industry, this year’s IBC is expected to attract approximately 1,300 exhibitors and more than 45,000 attendees. It will provide them with an opportunity for a detailed overview of current trends and cutting-edge solutions in this sector. From content to creation and management to delivery - the range of topics covers all aspects of electronic media. 

The ServSwitch DTX enables the control of numerous computers in a standard IP network over any distances and brilliant high-resolution images – quasi in real time. Graphic designers, for instance, can access a pool of “shared“ high-performance computers, thus optimizing the use of resources and saving costs for software licences, hardware and energy. The same goes for sound studios, as well as audio and video editing stations. Besides keyboard, mouse and video signals, audio in stereo quality and one USB port each for storage media and USB peripherals are supported, allowing the easy integration of, for example, a jog wheel, touchscreen, or spacemouse. In addition, the digital switch matrix ServSwitch DKM enables the setup of modular digital KVM or video matrices that include full-performance USB 2.0 in the matrix – with both CATx cables and optical fiber. 

The DVI-D extender ACS2500A transmits video signals along with audio and USB 1.1 over a single fiber – in real time without compression and delays. It is thus ideal for electronic media applications. Numerous broadcasters put their trust in the reliability and the performance of Black Box products, for example ZDF, RTL, N24, WDR, BR or Deutschlandradio.


About Black Box:
Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) is one of the world’s largest technical services company with focus on design, installation and maintenance of network infrastructure systems. From data communication and telecommunication services to on-site network installation, the company supports more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 regional offices. With “Free Tech Support“ for free and competent technical advice on the phone, free test scenarios, as well as installation and maintenance services, Black Box offers an exceptional service program. The Black Box main catalogue is well-known in the industry and comprises an extensive product portfolio on more than 700 pages. It provides details of approx. 10,000 IT products such as network components, as well as solutions for infrastructures and applications.

The headquarters of Black Box Corporation is in Pittsburgh, USA. Worldwide, the company has approximately 4300 employees, 50 of which in Germany. Black Box Deutschland GmbH is active on the German market since 1984. Its regular customers include small and medium-sized businesses, as well as big enterprises of various branches, such as services, industry, telecommunications, health care and public administration, as well as the banking and insurance sector.

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